It happens every August. The tomatoes get way ahead of me. I can’t keep up with the processing. I have to dedicate an entire weekend to plowing through the produce and filling the freezer.
Add to it the CSA glut.
For $19 a week you too can be overrun with fresh beautiful vegetables. OK, so there are also some fruit shares here. They are a slight additional cost.
Lancaster Farm Fresh delivered some pretty heavy boxes this week. We got:
FIVE zucchini (seriously? in a half share?)
A bag full of baby sweet peppers
A bag full of hot Hungarian wax peppers (not pictured, more below)
A bag full of baby eggplants
Two heirloom tomatoes
Three slicing tomatoes
Four golden beets with greens
Two heads of garlic
The sugar baby watermelon was part of our fruit share. Along with more of these.
Eight more incredibly juicy luscious sweet peaches.
I swapped those peppers. For a reason to be revealed later.
I did get this.
Three ears of sweet corn from the swap box. You can never have too much sweet corn.
My chicken share this week was a 3.5 pound heritage bird.
As for Friends and Farms, I am glad we moved to an individual share for the summer. That way we aren’t completely overwhelmed with produce.
This was bread and cheese week for the individual share. I picked pumpkin pecan bread from the Breadery. Ewe cream cheese from Shepherds Manor.
Spring Mix. Donut peaches. Nectarines. Sweet potatoes. Heirloom cherry tomatoes. A yellow onion. Green beans. An eggplant.
As for the protein, not pictured, we got catfish, and sirloin steak.
Definitely enough to keep us from the grocery stores for a while.
I just need to get out there and start freezing food.